Social Organizations

Congregation Ohel Jacob (ca. 1930) - 493 E. Ferry, BuffaloCongregation Ohel Jacob (ca. 1930) - 493 E. Ferry, Buffalo

Country Club

  • Westwood Country Club.  772 North Forest Road, Williamsville, NY    14221.  (716)632-3040.  Includes golf course.


  • Jewish Singles Network.  (716)634-3504.  Events and activities for singles of all ages.
  • National Council of Synagogue Youth.  Buffalo chapter.  Events & activities for teenagers.  Rivke Berkowitz, (716)634-3108.
  • Western New York B'nai Brith Youth OrganizationJason Charnas, (716)688-4114 x347.  Events & activities for teenagers.  
  • W.N.Y. Jewish Lesbian & Gay Mishpachah.  (716)877-6094.   Shabbat and holiday observances.
  • Vanguard Group.  Linda Weiss, (716)689-4187.  Singles group for ages 23 - 39, sponsored by Hadassah.
  • Young Business & Professionals Group of Jewish Federation.   (716)886-7750.  Single or married, ages 22 to 40 plus.  Social, educational & cultural activities.

Membership Organizations

  • The American Jewish Committee of Western New York.  805 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209. (716)819-1213 or . Agency that deals with Jewish communal affairs, public policy & legislation, and combats bigotry.
  • Camp Lakeland Association.  2640 North Forest Road, Getzville (J.C.C.).  (716)688-4033.  Provides camper scholarships and program supplies & equipment, as well as building projects, to J.C.C.'s camp in Franklinville.
  • Hadassah, Buffalo chapter.  2640 North Forest Road, Getzville, NY 14068.   (716)688-5260 or .  Women's group that supports hospital, schools, youth aliyah, the Jewish National Fund in Israel, Jewish education, American & Zionist affairs, youth activities & women's health & domestic issues.
  • Institute for Liberal Jewish Studies.   Contact Kathy Gordon at 873-1326 or    ILJS is a collaborative effort among Buffalo's four liberal congregations: Beth Am, Beth Zion, Sinai and Havurah.  It promotes adult learning and collaboration among synagogues by sponsoring an annual Scholar-in-residence spring kallah, as well as a visiting scholar program in the fall at the Jewish community book fair.
  • Jewish National Fund.  (716)837-9429.  Supports Israel's continuing forestation program by selling tree certificates. recommends that you control yourself and not call to ask what the tree certificates are printed on.
  • Jewish War Veterans Post #25.  P.O. Box 866, Williamsville, NY    14221.  (716)836-0150.  Assists hospitalized veterans, combat bigotry and defend veterans' benefits.  
  • Jewish Women International.  (716)875-0420.  Supports services and advocacy to strengthen the quality of life for women, youth, older adults, Russian Jewry, and assists the homeless, needy and abused.
  • Knights of Pythias - Jonathan David Lodge #580.  3940 Harlem Road, Amherst, NY   14226.  (716)839-0200.  Fraternal order.  Performs charitable community work.
  • Maimonides Medical Society.  Western New York Jewish physicians' group.  Contact Rob Stall, MD, President, for more information.  (716)861-1312 or .  

Beth David Synagogue (1940) - 115 Genesee St., Lockport


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